The phosphodiesterase from snake venom catalyzes the hydrolysis of the Rp diastereomer of thymidine 5'-(4-nitrophenyl [17O,18O]phosphate) in H216O with retention of configuration at phosphorus. This result is in agreement with those previously reported for the hydrolysis of chiral phosphorothioate substrates (Bryant, F. R., and Benkovic, S. J. (1979) Biochemistry 18, 2825-2828; Burgers, P. M. J., Eckstein, F., and Hunneman, D. H. (1979) J. Biol. Chem. 254, 7476-7478). The hydrolysis reaction catalyzed by this enzyme occurs via formation of a covalent nucleotidylated enzyme intermediate.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - Dec 10 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology